Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 16 November 2015

Manila will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit. Photo by: APEC 2015

The future of international development cooperation is not just hashed out in dusty field offices and ramshackle schools and hospitals, but also at a variety of events, celebrations and other gatherings. Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Nov. 16:

2015 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
Nov. 16
Geneva, Switzerland

Want to Find Out About Financing for Development?
Nov. 16
Washington, D.C., United States

H2020 Euro-Society 2014 Conference — Changing Europe
Nov. 16
Brussels, Belgium

'Arabs are Not Human Beings': How Politics, History and Ethnicity Crippled Emergency Relief in Iraqi Kurdistan
Nov. 16
London, United Kingdom

Closing the Gap in Health Equity through Technology
Nov. 16
Geneva, Switzerland

Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive Societies: Practices that Count
Nov. 16
Geneva, Switzerland

NGO Aid Transparency and Data: So What?
Nov. 17
Washington, D.C., United States

Latin America: Back to the 80s or Heading for Rebound?
Nov. 17
Washington, D.C., United States

Food Security and Scarcity: Why Ending Hunger is so Hard
Nov. 17
Washington, D.C., United States

From Zorro to Zombie: Explaining the Dramatic Rise and Fall of the Microcredit Model as Development Policy
Nov. 17
London, United Kingdom

TTIP: What's in it for the Social Partners?
Nov. 17
Brussels, Belgium

Including Disability in Development Cooperation: Experiences of Collaboration Between Governments, NGOs and DPOs
Nov. 18
Rome, Italy

Demographic Vulnerability: Where Population Growth Poses the Greatest Challenges
Nov. 18
New York, United States

Europe's Refugee Crisis: Hospitality and Its Discontents
Nov. 18
Washington, D.C., United States

Small Changes, Big Impact: Creating Conditions for Women and Girls to Thrive
Nov. 18
Washington, D.C., United States

SID-Washington Annual Dinner
Nov. 18
Washington, D.C., United States

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting
Nov. 18-19
Manila, Philippines

AidEx 2015
Nov. 18-19
Brussels, Belgium

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia: Effective Development Cooperation and Financing for the 2030 Agenda
Nov. 18-19
Bangkok, Thailand

Civil Society, Cities and Regions Preparing for COP21 and Beyond
Nov. 19

Brussels, Belgium

Filling the Skills Gap and Addressing the Mismatches — What can Business Do?
Nov. 19
Online

2015 LEAD Symposium
Nov. 19
Madrid, Spain

Eastern Partnership Countries Meeting on the Expected 2015 Paris Climate Agreement
Nov. 19
Brussels, Belgium

Food System ‘Actors’ and their Activities
Nov. 19
London, United Kingdom

Overseas Development Institute in Conversation with Professor Lord Stern
Nov. 19
London, United Kingdom

Who Knows? Circulation of Feminist Knowledge on Development and Gender Experts
Nov. 19-20
Geneva, Switzerland

Workshop: SMEs in Developing Asia: New Approaches to Overcoming Market Failures
Nov. 19-20
Tokyo, Japan

Global Dialogue Forum on Good Practices and Challenges in Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Infrastructure Projects
Nov. 19-20
Geneva, Switzerland

Human Rights for All — Promoting Human Rights of LGBTI Individuals: From Local Communities to Global Organizations
Nov. 20
Geneva, Switzerland

International celebrations

International Day for Tolerance
Nov. 16

World Toilet Day
Nov. 19

Universal Children's Day
Nov. 20

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